Biomaterials

Biomaterials

 

 

The study of biomaterials applies to all materials that interact with the human body, and at UF, we are at the forefront of biomaterial development and commercialization. Our research tackles tissue regeneration, degradable bioceramics, metal implants and more. We also study biomaterials for bone repair, to heal wounds, treat cancer and even test some of them in space! 

Faculty

Photo of Josephine B. Allen Josephine AllenAssociate Professor, Genzyme Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 496 Wertheim Lab for Engineering Excellence (352) 846-3328

Ph.D., 2009, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Stem Cell Engineering; Directed Stem Cell differentiation, Cell Materials Interactions; Tissue Engineering; Regenerative Medicine

Lab Website: Allen Research Group

Photo of Jennifer S. Andrew Jennifer AndrewProfessor, Margaret A. Ross Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 170 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3345

Ph.D., 2008, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: nanomaterials, nanocomposites for electronic and biomedical applications, magnetic materials, multiferroics, polymers

Lab Website: Andrew Research Group

Photo of Christopher Batich Christopher BatichProfessor
Work 135A Rhines Hall (352) 392-6630

Ph.D., 1974, Rutgers University

Research Interests: Delivery methods for stem cells, Antimicrobial surface modifications, Nanoparticles for gene delivery, Polymeric drug delivery

Lab Website: Batich Research Group

Photo of Michele V. Manuel Michele ManuelProfessor and Department Chair, Rolf E. Hummel Professor of Electronic Materials
Work 100B Rhines Hall (352) 846-3780

Ph.D., 2007, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Materials Design, Metallurgy Mechanical Behavior, Composites, Metallic Biomaterials, Nuclear Materials

Lab Website: Materials Design Group

Photo of John J. Mecholsky ,Jr. John MecholskyProfessor, MSE Undergraduate Coordinator
Work 100D Rhines Hall (352) 846-3306

Ph. D., 1973, Catholic University of America

Research Interests: Fracture of Brittle Materials; Fractal Geometry applied to fracture; Failure Analysis; Dental Ceramics; Biomedical Applications

Photo of Erika Moore Erika MooreRhines Rising Star Larry Hench Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 487 Wertheim Lab for Engineering Excellence (352) 846-3781

B.S., 2013, Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University

Ph.D., 2018, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020, The Johns Hopkins University

Lab Website: The Moore Lab

Research Summary: Dr. Erika Moore is the inaugural Rhines Rising Star Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida.…